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We look similar but we are different: Going beyond cultural outfits

We look similar but we are different: Going beyond cultural outfits

As an anecdote, we always remember waiting for some “lost” student at the airport in Madrid or Barcelona who didn’t remember the meeting point or arrival instructions, and how we can identify them right away within hundreds of people. They sometimes ask “why did you...

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Global food: the history of croquetas

Global food: the history of croquetas

Though in Spanish, I think this is an interesting read for everyone interested in food globalization!   A la comida rápida le ha salido un competidor. La modesta croqueta casera se extiende por los manteles y las calles de todo el mundo con un traje gourmet de...

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The importance of empathy in Intercultural Education

The importance of empathy in Intercultural Education

"Empathy is the imaginary participation in another person’s experience, including emotional and intellectual dimensions, by imagining his or her perspective (not by assuming the person’s position)"[i] Empathy is also one of the most important aspects of Intercultural...

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Crossing of cultures in Spain throughout Centuries

Crossing of cultures in Spain throughout Centuries

When talking about Cross-Culturality in Spain, there are some topics that can be identified. One of them are in&out migration processes. Many Spaniards moved to Latin American countries, mostly Argentina and Brasil, from the late 19th C. and to European countries,...

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Keeping safe while abroad

Keeping safe while abroad

Study Abroad administrators are always concerned about students’ health & safety. The experience of a lifetime can be ruined by situations like a medical condition that is not treated enough, a sexual assault, alcohol abuse, robberies or any other circumstance...

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Speaking Spanish in Andalucía, sometimes a wonderful nightmare

Speaking Spanish in Andalucía, sometimes a wonderful nightmare

Hoy estoy guarnío. Y lo que más me gusta de estar guarnío es poder decir que estoy guarnío... Es una expresión que me encanta... como tantas otras que son tan nuestras. Como cuando uno se harta de comer y acaba engollipao (o engoñipao) o cuando riegas las macetas más...

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Is “typical Spanish” this typical?

Is “typical Spanish” this typical?

  Is there anything else in Spain apart from friendly people, sunny beaches, bullfights, football (soccer), flamenco and siesta? Over the years, I (as well as many other Study Abroad professionals) have been working with students in trying to explain where this...

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Spanish food and food in Spain

Spanish food and food in Spain

One of the biggest issues that students have while studying in Spain is food. It is definitely one of the most important aspects of any culture, one of the reasons why students want to study abroad, and definitely all of them should have the opportunity to do so, but...

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The real meaning of Intercultural in Spain

The real meaning of Intercultural in Spain

When I started my PhD, around the expectations and outcomes of USA students in Study Abroad programs in Spain, the University of Sevilla didn’t know which mentor professor would be tutoring my research; they could find no expert on Interculturality related to foreign...

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Email: amalia@intercultural-school.org